Born as Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail on 7th September 1951, is widely known as by his stage name Mammootty.
Mammootty gave around four decades in the Malayalam cinema and he worked in more than 350 films.
Mammootty was a lawyer by profession but somehow he leaves the legal profession in the 1980s, and joined the Malayalam cinema, to witness a noteworthy breakthrough with the commercial success of the movie New Delhi in 1987.
He has won three National Film Awards for Best Actor, seven Kerala State Film Awards and the 13 Filmfare Awards South. The Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri for his contributions to the cinema and arts In 1998.
In January 2010, He has also received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Kerala, from the University of Calicut in December 2010.
Literally, aficionados look up to him as the demigod and worship him! Mammootty is also considering as matinees idol in Kerala anyway.
Mammootty: Top 9 Lesser-Known Facts About The Actor
As the actor turns 67 today, we bring 5 lesser known interesting facts about him.
#1. Mammootty was born as Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail in Kochi, which is now known as Cochin.
#2. He is the only Malayalam actor who managed to win 3 National awards for his respective Malayalam languages movie.
In Hindi and Tamil cinema, this gesture is repeated by the Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and the Tamil actor Kamal Haasan for their respective languages movie.
No wonder why the veteran actor blessed with a massive fan following!
#3. The actor has appeared in more than 390 films which include his Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and English language movies.
#4. Mammootty, was actually, an advocate by profession, he initially, maybe, he practiced law for the brief time, then join the film industry to steals the show.
#5. Vanitha magazine once called Mammootty as the sexiest actor in Kerala, which was based on the survey among its readers.
#6. When Mammootty worked in the biographical movie, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, in this movie Mammukka portrayed the role of the man, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, which was an English, language movie and won the National award in 1999.
#7. Lead In Tamil Movies
Mammootty has worked in around 15 Tamil films and in all films, he did lead roles. The list of the Tamil movies, acted by the actor is also included, ‘Peranbu’ which will be 16th Tamil movie of the actor.
The actor also shares careen space with the Tamil Megastars, like, Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth.
#8. Mammootty Is Afraid Of Ghost. And reportedly, he confessed the fact when he was promoting his horror comedy film, ‘Jawan of Vellimala’. Interestingly, Mammootty’s character in the film was able to see ghost also.
#9. Mammootty worked with Seema in most of his films of the 1980s.
Seema is the 1980s actress who had been the heroine to Mammootty in the highest number movies which include around 38 movies.
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